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Bill Detail: HB20-1007

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Title Diverse Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Educator Workforce Report
Status Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations (03/05/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
  • Higher Education
House Sponsors J. Coleman (D)
B. Buentello (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 01/08/2020
Description

The bill directs the department of higher education and the
department of education to convene a workgroup on diversity in the
educator workforce (workgroup).
The department of higher education and the department of
education shall select the members of the workgroup, which shall include
but are not limited to those agencies, persons, and organizations specified

in the bill.
The workgroup shall investigate barriers to the preparation,
retention, and recruitment of a diverse educator workforce and shall
consider strategies to increase diversity in the educator workforce. The
bill includes specific issues for the workgroup to consider.
The workgroup shall submit a written report of its findings and
recommendations to the education committees of the general assembly no
later than September 30, 2021. The workgroup may submit interim
findings and recommendations during the 2021 legislative session.
Under current law, the department of higher education reports
annually concerning educator preparation programs, including
enrollment, graduation rates, outcomes of graduates, and performance on
assessments administered for licensure. The bill requires the department
to include the required information disaggregated by the candidates' or
graduates' gender, race, and ethnicity. Further, the information contained
in the annual report must be posted on the department of higher
education's and the department of education's websites.

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